Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Greetings!

a tiny portion of a recent acrylic painting....
Merry Christmas to All!
Hope, Happiness and wishing you a creative New Year...
Libby

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Les Patisseries

Les Patisseries
Contemplating Christmas coming, cookie making, decorating, dinner parties, etc - thought I'd post a painting I did of pastries in a french bakery (in D.C.) - they are non-caloric if you just admire the painting!  They looked so delectable with their dense chocolate, lovely strawberries, cremes and foils wrappings.  I simply had to paint them.
  Today, my mother-in-law brought over oil paints and a wonderful video of Hockney - so very kind!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Still making goodies for the Glen show this w.e.!!!


wired wreath pins - charms,sequins and beads...
    I sure hope you'll come by the Glen Helen Nature Arts and Craft show the coming w.e.!  Sat. Nov. 19 from 9-5p and Sun Nov. 20 from 11-5pm.
   I share a booth with Theresa M. just inside the big room...There will be so many beautiful things that have been lovingly hand-made.
painted and decorated ornaments

lots of goodies at our booth!
'Evening Colors' watercolor painting - 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

YSHS, Theatre Arts Group, sketching, Yellow Springs

This is a little sketch I made during the play 'Chicago' that the Y.S. High School theatre group did last spring....of Velma, one of the main characters.  I did it in the dark in a little diary I brought - with a flair.  I guess I'll bring it along next week and make more of the current actors/actresses.
    I'm putting together the program for the upcoming playright now - want to put in an ad?
It is  'A Night in Ballyhoo' - to be performed Nov. 11,12, 13 and 18,19,20 at Mills Lawn.  I hope you can come see it!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Here's a treat for the day....finally got to use my stylus again so I can doodle digitally again (thanks resident computer guru!)
 not too fancy - got to spend some time w/paint today as well...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

roy g biv

We've decided to name the little finches Roy, G & Biv since they are so incredibly colorful...perhaps a future subject for a painting?  The birds were perfect welcoming hosts for our guests during the studio tour.....they stole the attention away from the art at times!
   Last night, I saw that the Dayton City Paper did a piece on us (thank you Lara!) and it features one of my pieces!  cool...
This piece is also in the Friends Care Rehabilitation Center - a framed print in the reception area.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Come to Studio 5 of the Yellow Springs Artist Tour!

Y.S. Artist Studio Tour 10-6pm, Oct 15-16

Studio 5 is ready to receive the world...we will exhibit in 4 spaces through-out the house at 3590 Grinnell Rd.  Please park along the roadside and in the parking areas by Grinnell Mill.  Lots of beautiful work, scrumptious homemade snacks and a lovely new room - the Cactus Cathedral on exhibit...
Libby Rudolf  - Watercolor paintings that endeavor to capture the natural beauty that surrounds us.
Libby Rudolf Paintings
Guustie Alvarado - Glass jewelry, blown glass, fused glass, cast glass and 2D mosaic, and fused glass wall hangings.
 Gusstie Alvarado Mosaics
Michele BonDurant - Landscape and still life paintings and drawings that capture the light of the particular moment.
Michell BonDurant Paintings
Dianne Collinson - Hand-built functional pottery with natural curves, organic forms and richly textured surfaces.
Dianne Collinson Pottery

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Yellow Springs Arts: "Popcorn Girl" at Little Art#links

Yellow Springs Arts: "Popcorn Girl" at Little Art#links
The Yalloween Scarecrow for Little Art Theatre is up! Popcorn Girl is her name - she has popcorn hair...so she'll get lots of visits from her friends, the birds. She is made up of vintage reels from Little Art along with a popcorn cup skirt, coffee cup hairdoo, soda can eyes/mouth and lots of mix-up from the family winter bin.
  I also have artwork up in the lobby - I guess the show is extending into October - haven't heard anything about taking it down...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Yellow Springs Artist Tour - come on over and visit me...

http://www.ysarts.org/
Well - the Artist Studio Tour is now updated on the website - I'm Studio 5 - so please plan to come down Grinnell Rd hill and visit on the w.e. of Oct 15-16...  We'll have plenty of beautiful artwork on showcase through-out the house and sunroom.  Goodies to snack on , etc.  The tour has 27 artists spread out in 8 studios around Yellow Springs -

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

work,work,work : D

Working on paintings and purses, etc for the Artist Studio Tour  -  for the Glen Helen Nature Arts n Craft show - for the show at Glen B n B too...

Here's a sample of purses I've been working on




Friday, August 26, 2011

Art at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs

Next time you go the movies at Little Art in Y.S., check out the art too!   I've got a lovely show of watercolor paintings that Jenny hand selected and Sue helped hang....it's up through September.  If you purchase a painting, 25% will go to the Little Art to help it thrive.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

'A Walk Through the Pines' in the new Rehab Ctr

My painting 'A Walk Through the Pines' now hangs along with many other paintings of local YS artists in the new Rehabilitation Center of Friends Care.  I saw Mitzi Manny's piece of Grinnell Mill, that I saw her painting when we did a plein-aire trip there...so happy to see some of her work included.  Ann Gayek, Julie Karlson, John Morgan, sherraid Scott, Lee Funderburg, Katharine Kadish...to name a few of those included : ) 

Friday, August 5, 2011

Playing with Color

Sometimes, it's just fun to play with color - not especially have a concrete focus in mind or even a composition - maybe just an word or thought to buzz through the brush along with the paints

Thursday, June 30, 2011

cupcake fun

Going to go play with cupcakes ....why not? It is fun to play with food occasionally. I'm going to pack up a kid an take her to 'Sur La Table' to a class : D

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Yellow Springs Artist Studio tour - October 15 & 16, 2011

Well, it's official!  I'll be a host on the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour this coming fall.  I'll have 2 guest artists showing their work in the house along with me...
I'm working on new paintings for the tour as well as ideas for a range of 'good to extravagent price' possibilities for folks to consider when they come.  It should be exciting! 
Hope it is profitable too - so I can buy more paint, go to more workshops.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

an interview on channel 22/45 and a visit to the Ohio Watercolor Societ show

Went down to see the OWS travelling exhibit in Lebanon yesterday with art friends - very nice.  It was great to see Yuki and Misuk's artwork hanging in the show.  I would have preferred to see the show hung in a large gallery that was dedicated only to it but...it sufficed. 
also - you may be able to see me on tv if channel 22 gets the video posted.  They interviewed me for the "Where you Live" piece because this week is about Yellow Springs!

This piece made it into C Leepers newletter for June.  He is the president of OWS. : )

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

a loosely painted mountain scene

Here is one of the peices I painted last week...it felt great to put in the strong colors...paint in an expressive way...not too finicky.  I am determined to dash out a few plein-aire sessions between the raindrops of this soggy spring!
yes - that's my thumb on the bottom - not too pro, but I wanted to get this little beauty out to you : )

Friday, May 6, 2011

Christopher Leeper workshop

Woo Hoo!  Just signed up to take a Christopher Leeper workshop... What beautiful work he does...I think his work fits in perfectly with the way I like to paint and my preferred subjects - nature and people...
Here's a pic of his that is on his website, an acrylic - just gorgeous!
Cathedral of Snow - Acrylic

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Inspirations from the sea...

I just got back from an escape to the tropics of Puerto Rico and want to paint all that I saw there, well mostly.  We drove through an area crowded with people eating at outdoor barbeque stands by the beach - walked the lush paths of El Junque Rainforest Park and swam in the salty waves where we found large patches of live sand dollars under our feet.  When you lift them in your hand, they sidle around on prickly bristles that cover their bottom side....it tickles!  We then released them. Here is a pic of some of the beauty to be found there..... 

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Painters Keys

I enjoy reading Robert Genn's twice weekly letter to artists, though I don't always get to read it (!).  This week is about spring cleaning.  It is something I'm slowly working on.  I'm trying to organize my art work, supplies, etc along with the house.  I'm endeavoring to create a place that is conducive to painting, organized with the supplies I use most, etc.  
  Robert says that putting the old paintings in the fire and starting fresh is good - in theory.  Actually, he advocates storing them to peruse occasionally.  He also says that giving away a painting or sketch to a friend or studio visitor is good - for you and the friend.
The Painter's Keys Community For Artists

Friday, April 1, 2011

Baltimore Museum of Art

I went to visit the Baltimore Museum of Art with my parents during a short stay with them.  We especially enjoyed the 'Cone Collection'.  Two Baltimore ladies, the Cone sisters, collected more than 3000 art objects, visited the studios of Matisse and Picasso, etc. and brought it all back to their apartment in Baltimore.  You even get to walk thru the 'virtual' apartment.  I truly enjoyed seeing the work of Matisse over his life span, how he evolved from realism to lively, colorful, pattern-full work.
 The museum also has a vast collection of American furniture, china and silver, Indian and Oceanic art, a contemporary photo exhibit.....and a wonderful restaurant with YUMMY Oyster stew.  It made me so homesick for my Annapolis childhood.

Friday, March 4, 2011

a donation to the YS Arts Council

I just donated a painting to the Arts Council to support their fund raising efforts....I hope there is a good turn-out!  Here's a pic of my offering to the world, titled - "Yellow Spring"  People have come to Yellow Springs for eons - for the healing waters.

- your turn world -
Bid High!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Artist Reception this Sunday, March 6, 2-4pm!

Come on down to Glen Helen Building this sunday, March 6 from 2-4 to see our show Spring Bursts Forth!
We'll enjoy edible goodies and can view the beautiful paintings, meet the artists...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Spring Bursts Forth show Glen Helen

This is a painting by watercolor artist, Enid Willard, who teaches a couple of classes to
beginning and advanced students in Springfield. I am helping put together a group show
'Spring Bursts Forth' at Glen Helen Atrium Gallery which will hang in March. Approximately 15
artists who have studied with Enid will participate in the show. Many are members of
the Western Ohio Watercolor Society in Springfield as well as the Fairborn Art Association. I am a member of those groups as well as Yellow Springs Arts Council, of course....yowza!
There will be an opening on Sunday, March 6 from 2-4pm at the gallery.
Enid Willard - Spring                      

                           

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Just Paint it...

I try to exercise every day...now I need to make the pledge to paint every day... I've got an interesting invite ART-wise that I need to do more research on, see if it fits in my plan.  so - off to paint, procrastinate on organizing the house - blah.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Glen Helen Member Show---too

The Climbing Tree by L. Rudolf
I scrambled to put together 3 pieces for the Glen Helen Member Show - please come by to see the lovely work in this group exhibit.  The reception is sunday, Jan. 9, 2-4pm. Here is a sneak preview of one of my paintings - The Climbing Tree.  It is a favorite of my children (who call it Gloria) and of many school and summer campers.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"Flower Power" at the Emporium

Come see beautiful flower-oriented art at the Emporium/Underdog Cafe in Y.S, through January.  We're doing a reception this coming saturday from 5-7pm.  If you'd like, bring a canned good to donate to the local food pantry

Here is my painting next to Ann Gayek's.  We painted at the Tecumseh Land Trust  planted land - Whitehall Farm.